- UK / US
- 1h 57min
- Directed by: Sam Mendes
- Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch
Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.
Thu 12 Mar
Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.
Sat 16 May
Sat 19 Sep
Sat 21 Nov
- 2h 30min
- Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky
Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of the classic ballet, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score.
Sun 29 Mar
Broadcast live to Airdrie Town Hall cinema.
Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.
Approximate running time – 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval.
Tue 25 Feb
- 1h 41min
- Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
- Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard
Dr Dolittle (Downey) is grieving the death of his wife Lily when a young boy (Collett) and Lady Rose (Laniado) both come to ask him for help. The plot is a barely connected bunch of scenes, action sequences are hinted at but unrealised. The worst adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s stories to date: all this talent wasted in a big furry disappointment.
Sat 28 Mar
The comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny.
Fri 12 Jun
- 2h 4min
- Directed by: David Lynch
- Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller
Moving story of real-life Victorian freak John Merrick, brilliantly played by Hurt under a grotesque make-up job, and his appalling mistreatment by society before he finally received the medical attention he deserved. Fascinating period detail and rich monochrome cinematography make this a real treat from a slightly unexpected filmmaker.
Fri 20 Mar
- 1h 6min
- Directed by: Charles E. Bastien
- Cast: Anya Cooke, Cathal J. Dodd, Isaac Emberson-Heeks
The pups have to compete in a race against dirty tricks driver Cheetah. Young fans of the franchise may be disappointed on an entire movie centred on only one character, Marshall, and there’s nothing special here to justify the cost of cinema tickets when it can be watched at home in just a few months.
Sat 14 Mar
- 1h 59min
- Directed by: Armando Iannucci
- Cast: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Peter Capaldi, Gwendoline Christie, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse, Daisy May Cooper
David (Patel) is an ever-optimistic orphan who’s given shelter by poor but worthy Mr Micawber (Capaldi). Iannucci brings out the lighter side of Dickens, and the result is a sprightly, breezy and colourful crack at a classic, with a fabulous supporting cast and a perfect turn by Patel as the likeable hero.
Sat 14 Mar
Beethoven's only opera gets a makeover with Antonio Pappano conducting and starring Lise Davidsen and Jonas Kaufmann.
Tue 17 Mar
This 20s art deco cinema fell into disrepair but was restored and brought back to life reopening in 2008 as a full time entertainment venue with live comedy, theatre and music, which also screens movies for parents with new babies and occasional classic films and live screenings from NT and the Met.
Patrons include PJ Harvey, Mike Leigh, Miranda Richardson and Ralph Steadman.
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